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HISTORICAL REVIEW
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 284-287

The brief existence of the Indian section of the royal medico-psychological association: A historical note


1 Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sanjeev Jain
Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_442_17

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Specialists in psychiatry, in the Indian sub-continent, were trained in the UK in the early 20th century. Just before Independence, an Indian branch of the Royal Medical Psychological Association was established. Many issues of contemporary concern were discussed, as also plans for the further development of psychiatry in the region. Soon after the Second World War, and the Independence of India, the association was disbanded. However, a large number of psychiatrists from south Asia now live and work in the UK, and the Indian Psychiatric society and the Royal College continue to have close links.



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